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post #31 of 55
This will be the last run for us in Ma. this weekend. Next sunday maybe Okemo or Snow. The the bikes come out. Then we get 3 ' of snow, on a tuesday gone by saturday.
post #32 of 55
I had my 16th day of the season at Wintergreen VA on Tuesday 3/7, and it was some of the best snow I have seen this year -- the previous day's 2-3" of snow was groomed to perfection and overnight temps in the 20s and daytime temps from 28-40F made for excellent skiing. Crazy that it was in the high 60s there today, but then again the whole season has been a roller coaster of weather! I lost about 3-5 ski days in January due to poor weather, which will probably end up keeping me from my goal of 20 "local" days this year.

I know Wintergreen and Snowshoe will take a hit with the warm temps over the next 4 days, but they both have deep bases and I think they can make it through March no problem (Wintergreen has been making snow right up to this warmup -- they are being pretty agressive this year). I have no doubts Snowshoe will get at least another 1-2 dumps in the next 3-4 weeks, and I will be ready to go for that! I have had some of the best skiing there in March and April. Last year we hit a great powder dump on April 3!

Now I am looking at a Utah trip to bring the season to a close...
post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by eyeski
I was thinking about posting something like this today but I see we are on the same track. No way am I ready to end anything yet. Spring skiing can be some of the best. The west side of Hunter plus lower K-27 are great when it's warm. No ice to send you flying. Utah is a blast right through April, and I'm going in 2 or 3 weeks. I'm going to try to get through at least April. Whiteface might stay good also, and I've got free lodging to make the trip a little easier. Then the Vette and the boat will have to do. But they don't compare at all.
meet me at 'mont pierre': mtpeter.com.

it's like a ghost town of fresh-blown, groomed corduroy. their racing trails are really great, as well as their intermediate.
just short, is all.
but, absolutely deserted, and management doesn't mind. they just keep grooming and (when it's cold at night, like all of next week will be) blowing fresh snow.
if it's sunny, i'll be there
post #34 of 55
Thread Starter 
I plan to go skiing Sunday at Whitetail. The weather forcast is for temperatures of 70 degrees with a chance of thunder storms.

Hey Vlad, I wish Mt. peter was closer to us. BTW when you say you can get cheap flights to Zurich/Europe, may I ask what kind of prices you are talking about.
post #35 of 55
yes, you may.
post #36 of 55
Thread Starter 
Hey Vlad what kind of prices did you find for flights to Europe?
post #37 of 55
Thread Starter 
Clearly, I should have asked if you would answer.
post #38 of 55
sorry- wasn't being a wiseguy, intentionally.
right now i believe you can get RT NY/NJ-Zurich
for around $550, incl. taxes.
I'll double check for exact fares, though, if you like. I have access to sabresets, etc.
post #39 of 55
Thread Starter 
No need to apologize, I was just playing along in case you were being a wise guy. I was just wondering what you have paid in the past. Please do not do any research on my behalf. I did a quick check for some flights from Dulles to Innsbruck and the tickets were all over $1000.00. $550.00 tickets seem like a good deal. Between your posts and some friends who have gone to Europe I am becoming interested in a trip maybe this spring or next year. I planned a trip to Utah this year with mobissimo.com and I was able to get very good ticket prices, is Sabresets something like mobissimo?
post #40 of 55
its a long way from over ! i didnt start this season til march 1st and am considering taking trips until may.

maybe when you can drive to your mountain, it can have an emotional impact but when you can only get to a mountain by planetrip; the season ends when you decide it too !
post #41 of 55
eyeski, I agree with you. I'm not at all ready for the season to be over! How late can you ski southern Vermont? Does anyone know? I guess it is March..I'm totally in denial!
post #42 of 55
Skicouger, thanks for the positive thoughts!! It's true. It hits me hard when the snow starts melting around me, and the mountains near by starts not to have much snow.
post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by midatlantic
No need to apologize, I was just playing along in case you were being a wise guy. I was just wondering what you have paid in the past. Please do not do any research on my behalf. I did a quick check for some flights from Dulles to Innsbruck and the tickets were all over $1000.00. $550.00 tickets seem like a good deal. Between your posts and some friends who have gone to Europe I am becoming interested in a trip maybe this spring or next year. I planned a trip to Utah this year with mobissimo.com and I was able to get very good ticket prices, is Sabresets something like mobissimo?
sabresets are used by airline ticketing personnel.
having always had a penchant for (female) flight attendants, I got a sabre password and am pretty good with regard to using it.
Up until last year, i flew R/T for rarely more than $350, taxes included. lately, the taxes are higher than the actual fare, so all those $200- flights are $550- flights.
The Innsbruck leg of the trip is what jacked your fare up, incidentally. Just fly into Zurich, and, once there, book an alphopper into innsbruck with "Cross Air" (swiss continental carrier). VERY cheap and efficient (being swiss and all). They have really cheap flights into prague, as well, I get my friends in and out via this route more commonly than through frankfurt am main.
you can also take the train to innsbruck, OR STAY in switzerland, and ski that wonderful country. the cheaper deals and the less-crowded, friendlier swiss skiing is in the engadin, however, which borders austria.
Hitchihiking the alps, in ski regalia, is a blast.
I used to put my thumb out, boots and board over my back (board carried gunsling style), and just join my random ride to whatever resort THEY, the NATIVES, found to be best.
If you're clean, polite, gracious and mildly fun, they'll often hook you up with room-splitting, and groups of swiss and austrian university ladies enjoy picking up non-psychopathic-hills-have-eyes looking hitchikers.
alp-tramping rocks. You'll find resorts you never heard of, and party in little clubs you'd never dreamt of.
post #44 of 55
Thread Starter 
Thank for the beta Vlad!
post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by Skicrazed
eyeski, I agree with you. I'm not at all ready for the season to be over! How late can you ski southern Vermont? Does anyone know? I guess it is March..I'm totally in denial!
Usualy until the end of March. Rain will determine this of course. Since you're already up there why not hit the northern areas, Sugar, Stowe, hell even Jay and Sugarloaf. Down here on Long Island its a hell of a drive to get up there. Spent 5.5 hours driving to Whiteface. Like I have said in the past. You have to be hardcore to extend the season, willing to drive long distances, ski in sketchy conditions, etc. I'm hoping to get some shots in April. If you haven't been out west yet, you're missing out on some great stuff. April is great in Utah, cheap too.
post #46 of 55

Idea for new thread - 12 step program for skiers.

I'm a skier from Southeast Michigan. The ski season started off pretty good in December, but January was a disaster. I got 60 ski days in, but the conditions were pretty bad all season long. Anyway, our season looks like it's over. My last ski day was last Tuesday, and my ski area closed on Wednesday. With the mild temperatures here (50's) and rain it looks like we'll be closed until next year

By Thursday, I was feeling a little agitated and came up with the idea that we should have a skier's support group on Epic to help us with our withdrawl symptoms that occur after the ski season has ended.

This suggestion is kind of tongue in cheek, but it might be interesting!

-Snowmiser-
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by Snowmiser
By Thursday, I was feeling a little agitated and came up with the idea that we should have a skier's support group on Epic to help us with our withdrawl symptoms that occur after the ski season has ended.

This suggestion is kind of tongue in cheek, but it might be interesting!

-Snowmiser-
If we do sign me up!!
post #48 of 55
Just got back from Vail. It was sick. Where can I post some pics.
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by scaryfast
Just got back from Vail. It was sick. Where can I post some pics.
Trip reports. Get any powder? I got 1 day when I was there in Feb. Conditions where great anyhow. The last day was cooooold!
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by scaryfast
Just got back from Vail. It was sick. Where can I post some pics.
pics or not, i wanna hear about it!
post #51 of 55
vlad Surfing in NJ? Is that like skiing in NJ? You must be a glutton for punishment.................. Just pulling your leg. I use to own a Surf Shop on Long Beach Island many, many years ago. Did I say many years ago?
Florida may have the Oranges but Jersey has the Juice.
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Utah49
vlad Surfing in NJ? Is that like skiing in NJ? You must be a glutton for punishment.................. Just pulling your leg. I use to own a Surf Shop on Long Beach Island many, many years ago. Did I say many years ago?
Florida may have the Oranges but Jersey has the Juice.
I've never surfed New Jersey.......:
Don't ask me where I HAVE surfed, though....
(Western Samoa is my favourite, though )
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by Powdigger
Here in Ohio its officially over. BM/BW closed for the season.

SUCKS

ed
Ed, come on over, we're gonna be here until the 1st weekend of April. How much is here all depends on how we fare through the next 3 days of 60's and how hard the rains come. This week is the last of night skiing as the bare spots are growing and the backside is vanishing fast.
post #54 of 55
Not so fast. Both AccuWeather and NWS (Mt. Holly, NJ) are talking return to colder temps and snow for Thu nite and Friday across almost all of PA (See AW's Potential Late-Week Eastern Snow). May be too late for the ski areas across southern PA, but might actually make for some pleasant skiing over the weekend in the northern parts of PA.
post #55 of 55
FWIW Liberty is closed for the season, effective Tuesday 3/14, but Roundtop is supposed to be open this coming weekend.
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